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A Political Opponent Once Said John Glenn Had “Never Worked For A Living,” And Glenn Destroyed Him

John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, oldest man to ever be in space at age 77, a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and the Korean War, a test pilot, a senator, and one of our country’s all-time badasses died today.

While digging through different tributes, I stumbled upon this video showing Mr. Glenn’s response to his Democratic primary opponent’s attack suggesting that Glenn had “never worked for a living.” Glenn’s opponent, Howard Metzenbaum, was self-made millionaire seeking to capitalize on the anti-war sentiment of the early ’70s prevalent throughout much of the country. My god did that backfire for Metzenbaum.

You don’t have a pulse if that didn’t move the needle for you. There’s not a whole lot to add. Glenn lived the life of a legend, and he did it gracefully. Fun fact: John Glenn earned the nickname “Old Magnet Ass” because of his skill in landing his airplane under any condition. That’s a top 5 nickname in anybody’s book. RIP John Glenn.

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Dave

Lawyer. Writer. Dude doing business. I'm the meatloaf guy from tv.

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